MS Fitness Challenge

The MS Fitness Challenge strives to provide useful, interesting and entertaining content for MSers. We have assembled some of the best minds in fitness to partner with MSFC to deliver their own unique perspectives and share their expertise with you. Please watch these programs as many times as you like to really absorb the messages.

The MSFC No-Cost Programs are provided by the amazing support of EMD Serono, a biopharmaceutical company that understands the importance of fitness in the management of MS.

EMD Serono has a long-standing legacy of making a difference in the lives of patients and their loved ones.

EMD Serono


This is how it all started. The 8-Week MS Fitness Challenge is for everyone with MS, even if you have never set foot in a gym before. Our trainers work with people of all ages, fitness levels and stages of MS progression, whether coordination challenged or wheelchair bound. All that knowledge and expertise went into creating an online video training program specifically to benefit MSers’ personal needs, goals and abilities.

  • 100% FREE

  • No credit card required

  • New class each week

  • Access classes on your phone or tablet

  • Facebook group to talk to trainers and other participants

Shanna Ferrigno teaches the importance of mindset

Mindset Motivation with Shanna Ferrigno

Daughter of the famed bodybuilder and actor, Lou Ferrigno, Shanna has been a health and fitness educator for the past decade. She has helped balance thousands of people’s lives through her work as a lifestyle coach. Traveling throughout the world, Shanna motivates her audiences everywhere she goes to take on the challenge of healthy living.

Mindset Reboot
Monica Pelle teaches about nutrition

Nutrition Basics with Monica Pelle

Monica Pelle is an inspiring dietitian & personal trainer, who empowers people with MS to take control of their health by addressing the most important dimensions of their holistic health. Her one-of-a-kind Transformational Wellness approach has brought consistency & clarity to the lifestyle of many MS Warriors. She is an accomplished speaker & educator and was a key nutrition contributor to David’s book, Everyday Health and Fitness with Multiple Sclerosis.

Start Eating Right
Maureen Manley imparts inspirational wellness

Inspirational Wellness with Maureen Manley

Maureen Manley is a former member of the US National Cycling Team, an Exercise Scientist, holds a master’s degree in Integrated Wellness and has been living with MS for 28 yrs. Maureen is an inspirational speaker, coach and high-performance consultant, who, for over 18 years, has inspired and educated thousands across the country on how to gain the winning edge by fostering a holistic, self-empowering lifestyle to thrive with MS.

Get Inspired
Kathy Chester teaches exercise

Exercise Tips with Kathy Chester

Prior to opening Disrupt Fitness Gym, near Detroit, Michigan, Kathy had been a leader in the fitness industry for almost a decade. It wasn’t until she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and Rheumatoid Arthritis, however, that she decided the time had come to take her training to the next level. Kathy now holds certifications in both group and personal training through AFAA, as well as prenatal training.

Get Fit

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Resolve to live a lifestyle of fitness and health. Choose to fight your chronic condition with guidance from certified professionals and a motivating community.